Project Syndicate: The Case for Surge Funding

by G. Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations MUNICH – Important progress was made at the donors’ conference for Syrian refugees convened in London on February 4. But much more remains to be done. The international community is still vastly underestimating what is needed to support refugees, both […]

KATHIMERINI: Migration flows, Europe and Greece, by Stelios Zavvos

by Mr. Stelios Zavvos, Chairman of the Advisory Board of SolidarityNow the article was publish in “Kathimerini”, 14.02.2016 Recent migration flows pose an existential threat to Europe and pressure the social fabric in Greece. In Germany the population’s reactions jeopardize the Merkel government. Is the coexistence of European pluralist democracy within the growing migration flows […]

Putin is No Ally Against ISIS, by George Soros

By George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management and of the Open Society Institute. The leaders of the United States and the European Union are making a grievous error in thinking that President Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a potential ally in the fight against the Islamic State. The evidence contradicts them. Putin’s current aim is […]

IRIN NEWS: Stop scapegoating Greece, by Fotini Rantsiou SN field advisor

MYTILINE, 2 February 2016 (IRIN) – Fotini Rantsiou is a volunteer aid worker and field advisor for Greek NGO, Solidarity Now. She is based on Lesvos while on a leave of absence from the UN’s emergency aid coordination body OCHA.As the Greek islands continue to receive around 2,000 migrants and refugees every day, despite treacherous winter […]

HUFFINGTON POST: Solidarity Center: Working together with a common vision

Iorgos Karagiannis Coordinator of the Athens Solidarity Center of SolidarityNow This article was published on Huffingtonpost, 14/01/2016   Across from Larissa Station, in the old familiar garrison, are the headquarters of a joint effort in which I was asked to contribute as Coordinator, in April 2015. This is an innovative approach combining a multitude of services […]

KATHIMERINI: Refugees Welcome, by Aristos Doxiadis, Board member at SolidarityNow

The article published in newspaper Kathimerini on 25 December 2015. The risk of hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants being trapped in Greece naturally dominates the news and the minds of politicians. Unlike those who pass through, those who remain trapped, if numerous and desperate, will become a serious problem for the communities that harbor […]

HUFFINGTON POST: Refugees: A Modern Odyssey Without an End?

by Epaminondas Farmakis Near the shores where Homer’s Odysseus was once washed up during his 20-year journey to reach his home, Ithaca, and his family, one witnesses not the white sails of victory, but an array of overloaded rubber rafts gradually creeping in, filled with colorful vests, which tightly hold the souls and the hopes […]